Debunking PRK Treatment Myths

A lot of individuals suffering from certain vision related problems tend to believe that they cannot go for PRK treatment because it cannot treat problems like astigmatism. This is a very common myth that prevents a lot of people from seeking this highly advanced and effective treatment. The fact remains that if you are suffering from a vision refractive error such as presbyopia or astigmatism, then PRK is the best treatment on offer for you, no matter which part of the world you belong to. There are only a very tiny percentage of people suffering from astigmatism which has a very high prescription that cannot be treated with PRK treatment or LASIK. Therefore, it is better that you let your doctor or eye specialist decide whether you are an eligible candidate for this procedure or not, rather than you deciding for yourself.

Another common misconception about laser eye surgeries and PRK treatment is that one has to keep his or her eyes perfectly still to get the best results. And it is among those rumors that give patients a lot of anxiety as they spend sleepless nights thinking how they would be able to keep their eyes still and focused at one point for such a long time. However, as mentioned earlier, it is nothing more than a myth because the fact is that you are not supposed to keep your eyes perfectly still for a long period of time. The highly advanced machines used for this procedure these days are capable of tracking even the micro movements of the eye balls with relative ease. The tracking helps the machine to adjust itself according to the rate of movements. Therefore, there is absolutely no need for you to worry about achieving this impossible feat of keeping your eye balls still for a certain period of time.

Some people in places like Sydney and other major cities of the world also suffer from a misconception that the results of PRK treatment do not last for a long period of time, and that they will have to go for it again in a few years time to get the problem treated. Although it is true to some extent that the prescription of your eyes may not remain stable after the PRK treatment, but in a majority of cases the prescription does stabilize. This is especially true in cases of people who go for such treatment in their 20s.


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